Fieldbus Foundation General Assembly 2007, Houston, TX, Feb. 22–23
The Fieldbus Foundation will hold its 2007 General Assembly at the Houstonian Hotel, in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 22%%MDASSML%%23. The annual event will be attended by Foundation technology suppliers, end users and other industry participants from around the world.
This year's theme, "Changing the Playing Field," reflects the Fieldbus Foundation's emphasis on providing a total control system technology infrastructure for industrial manufacturing. Key topics to be addressed include process integrity; business intelligence; and open scalable integration.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey